It’s no surprise that we love Color Street as much as we do. It’s the first product of its kind and helps us have fancy nails in a fraction of the time (and cost!) than going to a salon. You’re likely buying Color Street on the regular because of how quickly we launch new styles and colors! But if that’s the case, why haven’t you thought about kitnapping or the Color Street personal discount? Or maybe you have since you landed on this page.
Updated November 4, 2021.
I am an Independent Color Street Stylist. Any views, tips, suggestions, or opinions represented in this blog are personal and belong solely to myself and do not necessarily represent the Color Street company.
Kitnapping – /kit.napping/ (n):
1. The action of joining a direct sales company solely for the personal discount.
If you’re not familiar with direct sales you’ll likely have never come across this term. Like the definition above, kitnapping is all about the personal discount you get after joining or buying into a direct sales company. Think of it like being a brand ambassador. I’m going to break down the minimums to stay active to keep your Color Street personal discount as well as how much of a discount you get. I want to make sure you have all of the information available to you to make the best decision for you and your family.
FYI: After kitnapping you decide you want to start working the business and earning money by selling Color Street, you won’t have to do anything extra or pay more money. Everyone who buys the kit can work it however they choose, but here are 10 things everyone should know before joining.
Now until Sunday November 7, 2021, Join and get your first 3 months of website fees FREE as well as some extra money for business supplies. You can learn more about the first part of Color Street Black Friday Promo-vember here.
I hope you like math
Just kidding! I’m going to break down the math for you to fully understand what the benefit is of the Color Street kitnapping or Color Street personal discount. The biggest thing to understand is that all Stylists still pay full price for Color Street. We just get money back each week in commission.
The Color Street kit is $129 + s/h + tax. It worked out to be about $150 for me a couple years ago. If you think of it in terms of starting a business, that price is extremely reasonable. But let’s break it down for those who aren’t ready or not interested in the business side. Keep in mind that in order to get the Color Street personal discount you must purchase the kit.
For the month of March, get 5 bonus nail strips in your kit for a total of 18!! That increases the value of the kit to over $300 – making it just over 50% more than your original investment.
You get a total of 13 full sets of Color Street nail polish picked at random. ($158-163 value)
- 1 French
- 2 Solid
- 2 Glitter
- 5 Design
- 1 Pedicure
- 2 Petite
Then there are the 72 accent nail packets for making mixed manis without opening a full set. ($27 value)
Also included are nail files, nail buffers, cuticle sticks, a cute tote bag, and miscellaneous business supplies ($60 value)
Add all of that up and you get a grand total of $250 – a win of $100! Either way, you get A LOT of value in the starter kit itself.
The Color Street Personal Discount
The base discount any Stylist gets is 25% on all orders. Since you love Color Street, I know you’re only buying sets of 4 to get the Buy 3 Get 1 Free offer! I’ll break the math down in terms of that because that is truly the best deal for everyone.
At a MINIMUM, a Buy 3 Get 1 Free (B3G1) offer will cost $33 if you get all solids. At MOST it will cost $39 with all designs.
25% of $33 = $8.25
25% of $39 = $9.75
Color Street pays commission weekly so you don’t have to wait until the end of the month to get it back!
Now subtract that comission from what the nail polish cost.
$33 – $8.25 = $24.75
$39 – $9.75 = $29.25
These are much nicer numbers, right? Now what happens if we break it down by individual strip? Keep in mind this math is only for the B3G1 offer.
$24.74 / 4 = $6.19
$29.25 / 4 = $7.31
That’s a savings of anywhere from $4-6 PER SET! That’s huge! Especially if you’re an avid Color Street user who changes up her mani/pedis every week. If you’ve seen enough and you’re ready to jump on you can do so by clicking the button below.
If you choose to work this as a business, the commission goes up from there and you’ll be earning Color Street for free or almost free. You can see all the details in the Color Street compensation plan.
Sometimes you’ll just want to order 1-2 sets and not enough for the B3G1 offer. You’ll still be getting your 25% comission so let’s break down that math.
25% of $11 = $2.75
25% of $12 = $3
and 25% of $13 = $3.25
As you can see, you definitely get a much better discount by taking advantage of the B3G1 customer special even as a Stylist. However, you’re still saving more money than if you hadn’t joined.
French Tip orders
I’ve put the French nail polish in a category of its own because it has its own customer special of Buy 1 Get 1 Free (B1G1). The math is easier to understand because you’re only dealing with 2 nail polish strips.
25% of $14 = $3.50
$14 – $3.50 = 10.50
$10.50 / 2 = $5.25
You read that right. After the B1G1 and your commission discount each French set is ONLY $5.25 EACH!!! That would cost you a minimum of $25 at any salon!
Minimums to Keep Active
Color Street no longer has any minimum sales goals to stay active as a Stylist! This makes Color Street kitnapping for the Color Street personal discount even more beneficial. You can simply continue to buy whatever you want to use and still get your rebate back every week.
Not many people really think kitnapping is an option or they’ll get pushed to the side because Stylists only want team members who work the business. Color Street is all about the love of quick dry nail polish and my job as a Stylist is to nurture that love and get you the most value! Joining for the Color Street personal discount is one of the biggest money savers in the nail polish world.
If after reading this article you’ve got no more questions and you’re ready to start earning a MINIMUM 25% discount on your Color Street addiction, you can fill out the application here or click the “JOIN NOW” button. If, however, you DO have questions you can reach me at anytime through my social channels below. You can also learn more about the opportunity with my top 10 things to know before joining.
** Shipping and tax were not included in these calculations as they can vary. There is also a $9.99 monthly fee for covering the cost of your own Color Street website to order from.
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18 thoughts on “Kitnapping & the Color Street Personal Discount”
Maybe I miss understood. Do you not get to pick your own nail sets with your rewards from your nail bar party? Does color street pick for you?
You absolutely do get pick your sets from a nail bar party. This was written about the starter kit where they’re randomly selected from available inventory. You only get the starter kit if you want join Color Street. However, what you do after you join is up to you (sell as a business, just discount, etc).
What about if you want to rejoin Color Street? Do you have to start over and buy the kit again at $129?
There are 2 different potential options. The first is if it’s been less than 6 months since your Stylist status expired, you can simply contact Color Street and they can reinstate you for $25. You then rejoin under your previous sponsor and team.
However, if it has been greater than 6 months, you’d have to buy a kit all over again like if you were joining for the first time at $129. This allows you to join under someone else or another team if there were conflicts or if you felt like they weren’t helping you.
What if I have no intention of selling? Can I purchase the kit with no obligation to sell?
Absolutely you can! No one joins Color Street for the exact same reason. Some choose to simply join for the Stylist perks. Some choose to sell, but only as a hobby to friends and family. And then there are others who choose to make it a business and make money. There’s no right or wrong way to be apart of Color Street and we welcome all who choose to join!
I am not interested in paying 9.99 for a monthly website. Can I still order a kit?
Hi Teri! Unfortunately, there is no option to opt out of the website fees as this is also how you will order to get your own discount. However, if you sell one buy 3 get 1 free customer special each month (or about 3 individual sets) that will basically cover the fee.
What if you don’t hit 300 in the first month but do half for example. Will you have to pay it back for the savings?
So the $300 only comes into play when talking about staying active as a stylist. If you want to keep the Stylist benefits you have to sell $300 in one month, but only once every 6 months. If you sell $150 in your first month, you have 5 more months to hit $300 in any single month. If you don’t you will lose your Stylist title and benefits.
You always earn your base 25% back as a rebate regardless of how much you sell/purchase. There’s never anything you have to pay back.
Hope this helps!
Hi! I just bought my first color street kit. My question is how do I purchase more sets but with my stylist discount? And the site now pops up under me so am I allowed to purchase for myself through my color street website?
Hi Laura! Yes, you would buy any Color Street for yourself or for your business through YOUR Color Street website! You will get your “discount” back each week as a rebate. Hope this helps!
Hello! I’ll be honest, I want to join color street so I can get the discount for myself and family. I really don’t want to work it as a business. Since I have to enroll under another stylist, does that mean I’m committing to join her team? And would it affect the rest of the team negatively if I don’t work as hard as they do at selling?
Hi Gail! Yes, when you sign up as Stylist you join whatever team that other Stylist has. You should never feel bad about joining Color Street for whatever reason you want to. A good team leader wouldn’t care if you make them more money or not. They’re just happy to have you along and can assist you with whatever you need when you need it (if you need it). And now that Color Street doesn’t require you to hit any sales goal to stay a Stylist, it’s the perfect time to join!
do you get a commission if someone buys a kit under you and what is it?
Unfortunately, starter kits do not qualify for any commission. You would only be able to earn commission from sales by the people under you, once you have bonus qualified for that month ($300 in sales).
I am seriously thinking of purchasing a starter kit this month, because of the huge savings. What has changed since these postings above? My stylist leader says there’s no website fees anymore. What are the other costs. I only want to join for discount for family and friends, not sell!
Unfortunately, there is still a $9.99 website fee every month. But outside the cost of the starter kit you’ll have to purchase to join that is the only other fee required. The commission has decreased to 15% if you do not sell (or purchase) $300 in a single month. So the personal “discount” has decreased for casual kitnappers, keep that in mind. I will be updating this posts to reflect changes in the coming weeks.